Top: Flappy Bird is no more
Recently known as both a popular and infuriating game among the younger generation, Flappy Bird is no longer available as an App on smart devices. App retailers are no longer offering the game to new users, though those who have already installed the game can still play. The developer of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, said he came to the decision of removing the game because of its "addictive" quality. Since its release, players have expressed extreme frustration with the difficulty of the game, but continue dedicating their time to its mastery.
Bottom: New York Fashion Week is over
Every February and September, Mercedes Benz hosts New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. The Feb. 6-13 event brings together designers, stylists, magazine editors, and celebrities to witness the newest American designs for the upcoming fall/winter 2014 season. This evening, designers Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, arguably the most famous American designers, will close Fashion Week. Following New York Fashion Week are its counterparts in London, Milan and Paris.
Top: Winter continues with more snow
This week, parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia are expected to get 1-3 inches of snow just two weeks after most of the South was hit hard with an unexpected snow storm. Citizens in Atlanta experienced major weather that had many people spending nights in supermarkets and leaving cars stranded on highways covered with ice and snow. This week's snow is expected to hit Knoxville early today and stay throughout Thursday. Cities are more prepared this time around, already distributing salt to streets.
Bottom: Shirley Temple dies
The little girl who charmed millions on the silver screen died Monday at the age of 85. Shirley Temple Black was a child actress who contributed to 23 films between 1935-1939. Her blonde ringlets and undeniable talent brought her fame, and even an Academy Award at age 6, but the starlet stopped acting when she turned 22. As an adult she became a successful Republican fundraiser, supporting and serving various presidential candidates including Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
Top: United States wins slopestyle in Olympics
As of Tuesday afternoon, the United States' only two gold Olympic medals are in both men's and women's slopestyle, a skiing competition. The two competitors who earned America gold are Sage Kotsenburg, a 20-year-old first-time Olympian from Park City, Utah, and Jamie Anderson, a 23-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, Calif. America stands fifth in total Olympic medal count, following Norway, Canada, the Netherlands and Germany.
Bottom: Olympics anchor Bob Costas steps down
NBC journalist Bob Costas has abdicated his position anchoring the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. His eye infection, which has been a comedic opportunity for many Twitter users, has worsened since the start of the games last Friday and has required him to step down. His NBC counterpart, Matt Lauer, known for his work on The Today Show, will take his place in the time being. Costas has taken to comedic relief on-air about his situation, saying his eye infection is like Superman's kryptonite. Costas has hosted NBC's primetime Olympic coverage for the past 36 years.